AFTERCARE

  • In 2 hours remove bandage.
  • Wash tattoo with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Make sure to firmly massage with your fingers to remove excess blood and ink.
  • Apply a thin sheen of Aquaphor at least 5x daily or whenever tattoo feels dry and continue for 3 days.
  • Wash every 4 hours for the first 3 days, making sure to massage firmly each time, rinse, and pat dry. Let air dry for a few minutes before re-applying the Aquaphor.  
  • Wrap tattoo completely in saran wrap before bed for the first 3 nights and shower immediately after removing the wrap in the morning. Do not use Aquaphor with the wrap.
  • After 3 days apply a thin coat of any non-scented hand lotion, such as Lubriderm throughout the day for 2 weeks. 
  • Do not pick or scratch when tattoo peels. Avoid getting dirt, make-up, and hair products in the tattoo area. Do not touch with dirty hands.
  • No swimming or soaking the tattoo area for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid direct sunlight and/or tanning while tattoo is healing, this will help to keep the colors bright.
  • Allergic reactions to the tattoo ink is uncommon, but is a possibility. Immense itchiness and breakouts around the the tattooed skin are a sign. Contact your tattoo artist immediately; vitamin E lotion will be recommended.
  • Tattoo may be infected if there is a prolonged period of pain, swelling, pus secretion, and/or red streaks extending from the area.
  • The tattoo artist can usually solve your problem, but in the case of intense infection please see a physician.